Motor guide help

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balou
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Motor guide help

Post by balou » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:25 pm

Going Dundee tommorrow and just notice my 80 MG not working when connected.
Just the battery status light comes on.

No response to remote and motor locked in.

Only 3 months old

Any ideas? Thanks
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Re: Motor guide help

Post by Marro » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:40 pm

Had similar issue not long after buying mine. Fixed it by disconnecting from power supply, ie the batteries. After a couple of minutes reconnected and MG was fine. Happened again a few trips later and did this and it has been fine ever since. Good luck!

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Re: Motor guide help

Post by Luke35 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:44 pm

Try syncing the remote with it again and see if it'll work.. Bit of luck it might be just the lights. Only my battery light works at the moment but it functions fine.

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Re: Motor guide help

Post by balou » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:32 pm

Sprayed contact cleaner and tried re sync but no good...spewing but it under warranty so not the end of the world

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Re: Motor guide help

Post by badkev » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:57 pm

I have had the same problem but when I engaged the motor down and back up to storage position and then back to driving position it seemed to work. Must be like a refresh button???? Compared to minn kota they're awesome

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Re: Motor guide help

Post by Marro » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:07 pm

I'm sure it will just be a simple rebooting exercise. Hopefully you'll wake up in the morning to find the pixies have fixed it.

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Re: Motor guide help

Post by barnzy » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:54 am

Hey balou. I had the same problem mate. It had to go back into IOB marine. It's a common problem. Got it back 2 weeks later. Apparently it's been happening to a lot of them....

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